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Career Speakers and Mentors

School Year

Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region

   About the Position

Impact Statement
By sharing your time and expertise, you can help youth in Waterloo Region access the knowledge, skills and connections required to be successful in their future careers.

The Business & Education Partnership connects local educators with community members who want to volunteer their time and expertise to support students' career development. We are seeking community members who would like to be added to our roster of community career speakers and mentors for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. When you apply, you will be able to indicate what kinds of topics or learning activities you are interested in sharing and where you are located or willing to travel or not in Waterloo Region (including virtually).

Volunteers have the option to accept or decline invitations but we hope that volunteers aim to fulfill at least one request per year.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 20+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: The BEP provides presentation tips and resources to help community members effectively share their knowledge, expertise and/or career story with local students. Speakers are bringing their own story to life for students. Some preparation is expected.
Working Conditions: Volunteer virtually, or (when physical distances measures are no longer required) in local schools/workplaces.
Accessibility: Designated accessible parking space, Support Newcomers

Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Weekday - Daytime
Time is flexible to your availability and varies based on the needs of the educator seeking a volunteer. For example, a speaking opportunity in a classroom may be only an hour or less.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Communication/Public Relations, Mentoring / Tutoring
Skill(s): Coaching, Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Motivate Others, Empathy, Adaptability
Transportation: Car required

   Contact Information
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Julie Dreisinger
226 642 0880 Ext. 1
Office location in Ayr,
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Virtual

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